Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

BRIDGES: Transitioning Youth with Special Health Care Needs to Adult Health Care
by Wright, Dominique Mary, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2019, 51; 22588648
Abstract (Summary)

In the United States most youth and young adults including those with special health care needs and their parents, receive limited or no transition preparation, transfer assistance, and facilitated integration into adult care. According to Gabriel, a result of unsuccessful transitioning, many are at risk for lower than expected health literacy, discontinuity of care, delays in securing an adult medical home and specialty care, problems with treatment adherence, dissatisfaction with care, excess morbidity and even mortality. Bridges is for-profit organization that helps youth with special health care needs (YSHCN) and the families transitioning from a pediatric health care system to an adult health care system. Bridges offers these services to insurance companies as a coordinated care package to successfully help transition and provide care coordination services to their members. Bridges helps bridge the transition gap by making the transition process as smooth as possible for families and healthcare organizations.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Gerard, Nathan
Commitee: O'Lawrence, Henry, Sinay, Tony
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Health Care Administration
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 81/3(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Health care management
Keywords: Adult health care, Special health care needs, Transitioning, Youth with special health care needs
Publication Number: 22588648
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